Citizens United

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Citizens United
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President:David Bossie
Chairman:David Bossie
Year created:1988
Citizens United is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization founded in 1988 and currently headed by President David Bossie. Its offices are on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Capitol hill area of Washington, D.C. The organization's mission reads:[1]
Citizens United is an organization dedicated to restoring our government to citizens' control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United's goal is to restore the founding fathers' vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens.[1]

Citizens United Productions (CUP) is the media and marketing arm of Citizen United. CUP has produced more than 20 documentaries from a conservative perspective, often in conjunction with conservative pundits and politicians. Newt & Callista Gingrich, Dick Morris, Michele Bachmann, and Fred Thompson have all appeared in CUP documentaries.[2]


Citizens United was founded in 1988.


The president and chair of the board is David Bossie. He has held the position since 2000. Michael Boos is vice president and general counsel.[1]

Citizens United Productions

The following is a list of films produced by Citizens United:[3]

  • The Hope and the Change (2012)
  • Our Sacred Honor (2012)
  • Occupy Unmasked (2012)
  • The Gift of Life (2011)
  • A City Upon a Hill: The Spirit of American Exceptionalism (2011)
  • Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny (2011)
  • Battle for America (2010)
  • Fire from the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman (2010)
  • America at Risk: The War with No Name (2010)
  • Nine Days that Changed the World (2010)
  • Generation Zero (2010)
  • Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage (2009)
  • Perfect Valor (2009)
  • ACLU: At War with America (2009)
  • We Have the Power: Making America Energy Independent (2008)
  • Blocking the Path to 9/11 (2008)
  • Hype: The Obama Effect (2008)
  • Hillary: The Movie (2008)
  • Rediscovering God in America (2007)
  • Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration (2006)
  • Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60 (2005)
  • Celsius 41.11 (2004)

2014 elections

As of November 2013, Citizens United had spent $164,484 on the 2014 election cycle. lndependent expenditures totaled $25,984, all going to support the candidacy of Quin Hillyer, a Republican running in Alabama's 1st Congressional District. Campaign donations went exclusively to Republican candidates-- $20,000 to senate candidates and $138,500 to candidates running for the House of Representatives.[4][5]

Endorsed candidates

Citizens United has endorsed the following candidates in the 2014 election:[6]

2012 elections

Citizens United spent $1,064,003 in the 2012 elections: a total of $285,003 on independent expenditures, of which, $209,483 was spent in support of Republicans, $48,150 against Republicans, and $27,370 against Democrats; a total of $629,000 was contributed to individual Republican candidates for the House of Representatives; a total of $150,000 was contributed to Republican candidates for Sente; no money was given to individual Democratic candidates for either House or Senate.[7][8]


The following table lists the top six contributions to House and Senate candidates made by Citizens United in 2012. For a full list of endorsed candidates, click here

Top 10 largest Citizens United expenditures in 2012[9]
Candidate Party State Office Total Desired Result
Alex Mooney Republican Party MD House $20,000
Michele Bachmann Republican Party MN House $15,000
Jeff Landry Republican Party LA House $15,000
Allen West Republican Party FL House $15,000
Jon Bruning Republican Party NE Senate $15,000
Ted Cruz Republican Party TX Senate $15,000

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External links

Contact information

1006 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-547-5420
Fax: 202-547-5421

See also